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Open Source: Beyond Infrastructure

Aug 24, 2007, 03:00 (1 Talkback[s])

"Nothing can--or will--slow down the growth of open source software. According to IDC, open source alone generated $1.8b in revenue in 2006. The projected growth, fueled by a fast adoption curve by enterprises and government agencies, should bring this number to $5.8b in 2011, which translates into an annual growth of 26%. I know some proprietary vendors who would be thrilled with this kind of market growth rate...

"We all know that open source software is already widely used in IT infrastructure: security (firewall, proxy, antivirus, antispam, etc.), operating systems (servers, desktops, workstations, appliances, etc.), application and Web servers, databases, Web browsers, etc..."

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